PhD position in Physics/Chemistry: MUSIQ 1203 views

The Chemistry Department at the University of Konstanz has an opening for a PhD candidate in Physics/Chemistry (m/f) as Early Stage Researcher within the collaborative research project MUSIQ in the frame of the EU Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 “MUSIQ: Multiphoton Microscopy and Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Imaging meets Quantum” European Training Network (ETN).

Role and responsibilties:

  • The successful candidates will be expected to conduct research under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Andreas Zumbusch with the aim of obtaining a PhD in Physics or Chemistry.
  • The research project is entitled: ”Coherent nonlinear Raman microscopy of the kinetics of DNA synthesis and ribosomal assembly in living cells” and targets the development and application of an experimental setup suited for coherent Raman imaging studies of cellular processes.
  • Coherent Raman Scattering has recently stirred great interest as contrast generation mechanism which can be exploited for imaging of unlabeled samples.

Starting date: tentatively November 2019; January 2020 at the latest

Duration: Contract for 36 months, full time


  • Applicants must (at the date of recruitment), be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Applicants MUST NOT have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.


Application including following documents to be sent via email to

  • Letter of motivation, explaining the reasons for applying
  • Full CV
  • Transcript of academic records and copies of diploma
  • Names of at least two references who are willing to write a letter of recommendation on the candidate’s behalf (they may be contacted by us)
  • Any other relevant documents
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Konstanz
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Physics, Chemistry
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline September 30th, 2019

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